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San Francisco LGBT General Subjects Ephemera Collection
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Description
Consists of a wide range of ephemera related to LGBT communities in San Francisco and the Bay Area, representing a diverse collection of subjects, ranging from AIDS, bathhouses, city agencies and sex clubs, to collections of catalogs and directories. Much of the materials were produced by unaffiliated groups or individuals and ad hoc coalitions or committees for one-time events or ongoing public causes, including: Pride parades; theater productions; films, art exhibitions and shows; protests; election issues; and AIDS prevention and awareness. Business materials are represented, including: service oriented, networked or freelance businesses; travel agencies; publishers; therapists; instructors; and sex clubs and bathhouses. Includes materials from social clubs; sports teams; religious groups; and gay, lesbian or queer studies classes. Personal ephemera includes: funeral programs and memorials; wedding announcements; garage sales; birth and adoption announcements; and private party invitations. Also contains materials related to the governing bodies of the city of San Francisco.
Extent
37 boxes (16.5 Linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Availability
Collection is open for research.